Shopping as a plus size woman can be mind boggling, especially if you are re-doing your wardrobe. Highly acclaimed stylist, personal shopper and YouTube personality Alexandra Theresa of Style by Alexandra Theresa is known for her ability to impart unique looks to her clients, while maintaining individual style, creativity and personal expression. Alexandra’s YouTube channel features a large variety of style inspirations for the curvy. Definitely a must visit.
Today, she presents to us her choice of wardrobe essentials every curvy woman must have in her closet. MORE IMAGES →
Whether faux or real, fur is made for the cool days of fall. It’s a versatile fabric and well, it makes us feel like royalty. There are vests for the cool days, coats for the even colder ones, and scarves for any day. Most of the things in Bloomingdale’s fur collection are made from faux fur, for those of us who’d rather go that route, but there are also a couple of pieces made from animal skins, namely rabbit and raccoon. It’s up to you to choose. Should your personal convictions lead you away from real fur, most of their coats and vests are made from the faux material. In any case, you will feel like a lady of Winterfell no matter what it is you wear. Winter is coming girls, and we better be ready! MORE IMAGES →
For all of us day to day women, who want to put ourselves together with flair, within budget, Girl With Curves is a Godsend. Started by Tanesha Awasthi in February 2011, it has become one of the best fashion blogs out there for the average sized woman. If StylishDressing were to pick the Top 5 fashion blogs catering to average and plus sized women, Girl With Curves would definitely make the list. Her website is replete with fashion tips, make-up how-to videos and exquisite posts of her outfits. A must visit, and a must subscribe! Her Facebook page and Tweets are also a must follow.
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Fiona Kotur may just be the queen of clutches. A native New Yorker, she has travelled the world amassing inspiration. It was in Hong Kong, in fact, that she found her fashion muse: a 90 year old brocade craftsman. From there, her company took shape and is today she has become a well-known designer of everything from maudineres to tote bags.
Fiona has recently launched her Fall 2012 collection of clutches, and we at StylishDressing have taken it upon ourselves to showcase them to you, our loyal readers. MORE IMAGES →
Skorch Magazine’s Executive Fashion Editor, Bella Styles stepped out on a recent shoot in a Mama Caftan Dress by Anthony Bling Bling for HSN. Although she wore the dress last year for RVA Fashion Week, she revamped the whole look with Turquoise accessories, a pink belt, and ‘Munroe’ pumps from last year’s Jeffrey Campbell Collection for Nordstrom.
We are reminded of the Versace Atelier Color Palette for the 2012 Fall/ Winter Collection where purple and turquoise were widely used. This pair is a very achievable, very easy example of color blocking. So if you happen to have a difficulty in doing so, you can just throw on a pair of purple jeans and a turquoise, or if you don’t have one – a teal top, and you are ready to go.
The pumps from the Jeffrey Campbell collection for Nordstrom are gorgeous. The pink and orange accents go well with the accessories. MORE IMAGES →
There seems to be a notion that a plus size girl cannot be a fashionista. We vehemently disagree. For a case in point, take a look at this awesome ASOS Body-Conscious dress. MORE IMAGES →
StylishDressing.com was initially envisioned as a fashion imagery hub from where women of all shapes and sizes could derive inspiration. However, our team noticed that plus sized women were a hugely under represented group in the fashion industry. StylishDressing.com then repositioned itself as a ‘Curated Plus Size Fashion Inspiration’ blog. We believe that beauty does not come in any particular size or shape and believe that all designers should start to feature more plus size models. No, we are NOT against women of any size-we are only advocating a larger representation for plus size women in the fashion world.
We do not claim to be industry experts – those are the plus size magazines and plus fashion bloggers. We thank each one of them for the excellent job they are doing to bring plus size into mainstream fashion. We also thank all those gorgeous plus size models, hair and make-up artistes, photographers and stylists who were kind enough to grant us publishing rights.
But yes, we are experts at scouring the web and delivering the best images and insights on the latest trends in plus size fashion. StylishDressing.com has tie-ups with leading plus size designers, stylists, fashion photographers, models, bloggers and industry experts. This allows us to excel at what we do – inspiring you!
Our Mission: To deliver exceptional fashion inspirations focussed on enhancing the body image of plus size women.
Our Vision: A world where women are judged not by the size of the clothes they wear, but by the content of their charachter. A world where all plus size women have confidence in their bodies and their dressing.
Our Responsibility: 10% of StylishDressing’s profits go towards funding charities assisting less fortunate women.